Tuition-Free Online Courses Available for Maine Residents
New Ventures Maine has announced tuition-free online workshops and courses for November to help Maine residents gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to start a business, build a career and manage their money.
Courses include single and multi-session courses, delivered in interactive, self-paced online formats.
The full course schedule with offerings for November 2022 and beyond can be accessed at bit.ly/NVMEClasses and includes the following:
Manage your money
My Money Works is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1. Gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, find money to save, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals with a plan to achieve greater financial stability. .
Managing Your Money workshops will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from November 2 to 16. Learn how to budget, repair your credit, and create a savings plan. Participate in one, two or three workshops.
Budgeting Basics is scheduled for November 2, Let’s Talk Credit is scheduled for November 9, and Build Your Savings will take place on November 16.
Build your career
Making Career Choices will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1. The course will cover what to consider when choosing a career and resources to help you succeed. (Also offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6).
Building a Strong Future is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesdays, November 2-16. Take steps toward a job that matches your values and skills while meeting your needs, such as desired salary and benefits. In three 90-minute class sessions, you’ll begin to build your plan for the strong future you envision.
Building Trust will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, November 8-22. Whether you’re navigating recent changes, looking for a job, starting a business, or just want to be more confident, join this course to assess your confidence and learn actionable tools to help you build your confidence and keep it strong.
Job search workshops will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from November 8 to 22. Attend one, two or three of these workshops. November 8 will focus on job search strategies, November 15 on CV strategies and November 22 on interview strategies.
start a business
The introduction to self-employment is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1 at noon. The course covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed to get started, the main elements of a business plan, and resources to help you succeed. (Also offered at noon on Tuesday, December 6).
Tax preparation for the self-employed will begin at noon on Wednesday, November 30. Learn how to organize your financial records, understand your tax responsibilities, become familiar with tax forms, and file your taxes with confidence. This workshop is aimed at individual entrepreneurs.
Self-paced lessons include:
Grow your business online: Gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to create a compelling web presence and website for your small business. Made possible by Empower by GoDaddy in partnership with New Ventures Maine. Sign up anytime. Work at your own pace. Complete by December 31.
My Next Career Move: Assess your skills, interests, and experiences and match them with career options. Identify high growth employment areas, explore education and training options. Strengthen your CV for a targeted job search. Register before November 18. Work at your own pace and finish by December 31.
To enroll in any of the above classes, visit bit.ly/NVMEClasses or call 207-621-3440.
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